Buccaneer Days

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 15:00 to Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 18:00
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Where: Archie Browning Sports Centre, 1151 Esquimalt Rd
May 11, 2018 - 3:00PM to May 13, 2018 - 6:00PM

Get your eye patch and sword ready – it’s pirate time!! Come out and celebrate with us during this historic annual event that has activities for all ages. Stay tuned for more details on the Buc Days pancake breakfast, craft & garden sale and the parade route.

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Schedule of Events  

Click here to view 2017 schedule of events. 2018 schedule to be posted once available.

Midway Hours & Ticket Information

Midway operated by West Coast Amusements. Open:

  • Friday, May 11, 3:00pm – 10:00pm – $40 wristband
  • Saturday, May 12, 11:00am – 10:00pm – $40 wristband
  • Sunday, May 13, 11:00am – 6:00pm – $35 wristband

Wristbands are now being sold at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. Wristbands are good for one day and are available for the discounted price of $30 from March 1-May 9 at 3pm. As of May 10th, wristbands will only be sold at the fair for $40. 

Wristbands are non refundable and non traceable so please ensure that these are kept in a safe place after purchase. 

Community BBQ sponsored by Country Grocer 

Join your friends and neighbours for another delicious meal at the Buccaneer’s Day Community BBQ. Space is limited so register early to reserve your seat; advanced registration required - registration deadline: Thursday May 10 at noon. Lunch is served at noon, Friday May 11 at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre (atrium).  Cost: $9.50/person, call 250.412.8500 to register. Thank you to Country Grocer for sponsoring this event.


Starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12th at Old Esquimalt Road and Dominion; it travels down Esquimalt Road until Admirals.

Road closures will commence at 9:15 a.m. (Esquimalt & Dominion) with Esquimalt Road closing for the parade at 9:45 a.m. Road will re-open by approximately 11:30 a.m. Marshals will be along the route to assist vehicles needing to by during this time with alternative routes.

Pirate’s Den

Need a rest from the rides? Come out and enjoy this FREE children’s area. Lots of activities including a Buccaneer themed bouncy castle, arts & crafts, a scavenger hunt with prize draws for free jump time at the soon to open Flying Squirrel, glitter temporary tattoo station and even some light snacks provided by Country Grocer. Open Saturday May 12 11:30am – 3pm. 


Hours of operation:

Saturday 10am - 5pm    and   Sunday 10am - 4pm

The Marketplace will showcase talented local Artisans and Crafters with an exceptional assortment of handmade goods. In addition, there will be informative displays from local Community Groups and Not for Profit Associations including the ever popular model train demonstrations. 

Contact info (Marketplace only) - [email protected]

Buccaneer Dance 

2018 Info: Tickets available at Len Fraser Barber Shop (#3 - 1230 Esquimalt Rd.) or VicPD Esquimalt Division (500 Park Place). 

Tickets: $15
Drinks: $5

Featuring two great bands: Rocksteady & Consenting Adults.